Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For immediate release
Date: June 27, 2019
Contact: Molly Elder
Email: [email protected]
Iowa Workforce Development and Agency Partners Announce New Social Security Disability Benefits Website
DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development has partnered with state and local agencies to develop the new Iowa Disability Benefits Network. The website provides information for recipients of Social Security disability benefits, their families and professionals who support people with disabilities.
The site includes resources for employment support, instructions for reporting wages to Social Security, informational videos about Social Security benefits, and other information for Iowans with disabilities. Content complies with Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act requirements and focuses on developing Iowa’s workforce.
“Creating this website was a collaborative effort to ensure Iowans with disabilities have the tools and information they need to manage their benefits,” said Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development. “If we want to strengthen our workforce, we must be able to connect all Iowans with opportunities to achieve their employment goals. The website helps accomplish this.
Iowa Disability Benefits Network also provides information to help clarify some of the misconceptions surrounding Social Security disability benefits and employment.
“A lot of people with disabilities want to work, but don’t look for work for fear of losing their Social Security or health care benefits,” said David Mitchell, administrator of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services. “The website is not just for people receiving disability benefits, but also for employers and benefits advisors who need accurate and up-to-date information.”
Iowa Disability Benefits Network is accessible on desktop and mobile devices at DisabilityBenefits.Iowa.Gov